Fine Arts Society of Detroit


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“FLEMMING”  By Sam Bobrick


Congregational Church, 1st Floor

240 Chalfonte Ave.,

Grosse Pointe Farms


 Sun., Sept. 11, 2022  at 2:30 pm; and

Mon., Sept. 12, 2022  at  6:30 pm

   Director: Elizabeth Rager;  Assistant Director: Eric Rettig, Producer: Sue Owens;  


CHARACTERS [3 Women; 5 Men] (ages of characters are guidelines)


     HENRY FLEMMING —          Our hero. An unassuming man. Maybe mid to late 40’s, early 50’s..

     KAREN FLEMMING —          Henry’s wife, accustomed to their lifestyle.

     STAN SPENCER —               The Flemming’s pain-in-the-neck neighbor.

     SUZY SPENCER —               Stan's long-suffering wife.

     WALTER LARSEN —            Karen's father.

     LIEUTENANT DAVIS —         A plainclothes cop.

     MISS HAVENHURST —        A sweet young thing who has had a tough life.

     VITO MARDIGIAN —             A tough, threatening hoodlum.


Play Synopsis (Mystery Comedy)

Bored by his privileged, but mundane life, Henry Flemming sells his lucrative brokerage firm to become a detective. On his very first case, and to the horror of his wife, Karen, and his two crazy neighbors, Suzy and Stan, the Flemming living room begins to fill up with dead bodies. Karen is further annoyed when one of them turns out to be her father. And, what’s more, even though Henry keeps showing up at home every day more disheveled and beaten up, he couldn't be happier. Henry is convinced he's found his life's work and Westport, Connecticut is safer for it. The play is a spoof of the film noir thrillers from the 1940's and 50's.

FASD Production Notes

Performances are likely Fri. & Sat., Nov. 18 & 19, at 8pm in the Players Playhouse (3321 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit).

Tech. week is on stage the entire week leading up to performances.

Rehearsals will be 2-3 per week in the Congregational Church set as best possible for everyone’s calendars.